John Tavares and Anders Lee scored 12 seconds apart in the third period, and the New York Islanders stunned the Tampa Bay Lightning, 3-1, with a late comeback Saturday night in Uniondale, N.Y.
Shut down nearly all night by first-year goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy, the Islanders stormed back in the closing minutes after falling behind 1-0 on Brett Connolly's goal 9 minutes, 16 seconds into the third period.
Jaroslav Halak made 20 saves for the win.
Rangers 3, Hurricanes 2 - Mats Zuccarrello scored in the shootout, and New York beat Carolina in Raleigh, N.C., for its fifth consecutive win.
Henrik Lundqvist made 18 saves before stopping all three Carolina shooters in the tiebreaker.
Penguins 3, Panthers 1 - Derrick Pouliot scored in his NHL debut and Sidney Crosby had a third-period goal for host Pittsburgh in a victory over Florida.
Capitals 4, Devils 0 - Braden Holtby made 21 saves, Nicklas Backstrom had two goals and an assist, and visiting Washington continued to roll with a victory over New Jersey.
Avalanche 5, Sabres 1 - Alex Tanguay scored twice, Calvin Pickard made 28 saves, and visiting Colorado beat Buffalo.